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"The falsity of life –all the ambitions then the reality as life unfolds in ways never dreamed of, the pitfalls, the mistakes, the consequences. The one factor that sustains us as we grow older, the memories, ah those memories of past where we consider every factor, over and over and the tears –the triumphs – the trials that bring maturity and wisdom - only after the fact –why is that?"

The fire grows cooler it needs fuel, the chill increases and the arms beat the body acutely aware that warmth is receding. The sky is clearing but smoky residue fleets across the air as if clouds are forming, but that is not the case, something else caused it.

Forest sentinels stand amid the bracken and grasses of the forest floor high on an escarpment carved from a prehistoric shifting of the earth's tectonic plates. Loose scree shifts among the rocks spread across the ground and a fire surrounded by more massive stones form a fire break where smoke rises signalling that more fuel is ne…